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I always thought of them as the Routemaster of the tube world!
I'd have said the RT. RMs were more the contemporaries of the 59 and
62 stock.

Mind you, the RT was still in production in 1954 (paradoxically, some
of these had OLD nnn numberplates).


I used to go to school on either OLD345 or OLD362, the latter was
favourite with us as the route was the 362.


In those days the same bus seemed to do the same duty every day. I went to
school on RT640 (JXC 448) which was always given the running number DG36.


Seems logical though a bit boring for the crew. Got to know the
conductresses quite well. At the age of 13 I had quite a crush on one of the
younger ones.

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Bill Hayles wrote:

In those days the same bus seemed to do the same duty every day. I
went to school on RT640 (JXC 448) which was always given the running
number DG36.


It sounds like they had way too many buses, if they were able to fit
maintenance around that.


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On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 02:30:26 +0100, "Basil Jet"
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Bill Hayles wrote:

In those days the same bus seemed to do the same duty every day. I
went to school on RT640 (JXC 448) which was always given the running
number DG36.


It sounds like they had way too many buses, if they were able to fit
maintenance around that.



There were times when it was another bus, but since routes 854 and 854a
didn't run on Sundays, that's when it could be maintained.

The only long absence I can remember is when it went for overhaul. When
it came back, it resumed its work, but how much of the original bus was
retained in the one returned (apart from the bonnet number) is anybody's
guess.

The 854 and 854a were my local routes, and I wrote to the Chief
Inspector at Dunton Green (Norman Gruber) to make sure RT640 was given
the duty on the very last day or operation of the 854 and 854a (30th
December 1966). I still have the letter, and when I applied for a job
at DG as a driver, Mr. Gruber was still the Chief Inspector and
remembered me well!



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On 9 June, 18:39, 1506 wrote:
Yesterday when I stopped by my PMB, June Modern Railways had finally
arrived. *Among the items of particular interest to me, where the
article on Crossrail, and a beautiful picture of a 1930 stock tube
train on tour.

It seems that Crossrail opening is determined to be 2017. *We can only
hope. *I was living in London at the time of the, then, Fleet Line
(Jubilee Line phase one) construction. *It
was a fairly short stretch from Baker Street to Charring Cross. *But
construction seemed to last forever.

The artist's renderings of the stations looked very good. *Tottenham
Court Road is very cramped these days. *The new version appears to be
considerably larger.

Sadly taxpayer pounds are being spent on reversing sidings at
Maidenhead. *One hopes Crossrail will run to Reading before many years
have passed.

The 1938 tube train looked perfect. *Although ISTR in service these
units ran with black roofs. *The preserved one is all over red.

Later this week I will take a look at "Informed Sources".
.


I took this pic at North Ealing last September:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...rth_Ealing.JPG

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On 9 June, 18:39, 1506 wrote:
Yesterday when I stopped by my PMB, June Modern Railways had finally
arrived. Among the items of particular interest to me, where the
article on Crossrail, and a beautiful picture of a 1930 stock tube
train on tour.

It seems that Crossrail opening is determined to be 2017. We can only
hope. I was living in London at the time of the, then, Fleet Line
(Jubilee Line phase one) construction. It
was a fairly short stretch from Baker Street to Charring Cross. But
construction seemed to last forever.

The artist's renderings of the stations looked very good. Tottenham
Court Road is very cramped these days. The new version appears to be
considerably larger.

Sadly taxpayer pounds are being spent on reversing sidings at
Maidenhead. One hopes Crossrail will run to Reading before many years
have passed.

The 1938 tube train looked perfect. Although ISTR in service these
units ran with black roofs. The preserved one is all over red.

Later this week I will take a look at "Informed Sources".
.


I took this pic at North Ealing last September:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...rth_Ealing.JPG


And here's mine from the IOW a few weeks ago

http://patrickoneill204.fotopic.net/p58004152.html




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On Jun 16, 10:43*am, "Dr. Sunil" wrote:
On 9 June, 18:39, 1506 wrote:





Yesterday when I stopped by my PMB, June Modern Railways had finally
arrived. *Among the items of particular interest to me, where the
article on Crossrail, and a beautiful picture of a 1930 stock tube
train on tour.


It seems that Crossrail opening is determined to be 2017. *We can only
hope. *I was living in London at the time of the, then, Fleet Line
(Jubilee Line phase one) construction. *It
was a fairly short stretch from Baker Street to Charring Cross. *But
construction seemed to last forever.


The artist's renderings of the stations looked very good. *Tottenham
Court Road is very cramped these days. *The new version appears to be
considerably larger.


Sadly taxpayer pounds are being spent on reversing sidings at
Maidenhead. *One hopes Crossrail will run to Reading before many years
have passed.


The 1938 tube train looked perfect. *Although ISTR in service these
units ran with black roofs. *The preserved one is all over red.


Later this week I will take a look at "Informed Sources".
.


I took this pic at North Ealing last September:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...rth_Ealing.JPG


Thank you. This a truly special picture.

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On Jun 16, 11:12*am, "Pat O'Neill" wrote:
"Dr. Sunil" wrote in message

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On 9 June, 18:39, 1506 wrote:





Yesterday when I stopped by my PMB, June Modern Railways had finally
arrived. Among the items of particular interest to me, where the
article on Crossrail, and a beautiful picture of a 1930 stock tube
train on tour.


It seems that Crossrail opening is determined to be 2017. We can only
hope. I was living in London at the time of the, then, Fleet Line
(Jubilee Line phase one) construction. It
was a fairly short stretch from Baker Street to Charring Cross. But
construction seemed to last forever.


The artist's renderings of the stations looked very good. Tottenham
Court Road is very cramped these days. The new version appears to be
considerably larger.


Sadly taxpayer pounds are being spent on reversing sidings at
Maidenhead. One hopes Crossrail will run to Reading before many years
have passed.


The 1938 tube train looked perfect. Although ISTR in service these
units ran with black roofs. The preserved one is all over red.


Later this week I will take a look at "Informed Sources".
.


I took this pic at North Ealing last September:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...rth_Ealing.JPG



And here's mine from the IOW a few weeks ago

http://patrickoneill204.fotopic.net/p58004152.html


Thank you. Beautiful, keep them coming.


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